Peridot is the birthstone for August and is used to mark 16th wedding anniversaries. Virgos also use peridot as their symbolic zodiac gemstone. Some believe that it can increase confidence and assertiveness, balanced by patience and clarity of thought. It is also known as a stone for prosperity and happiness.

What makes this stone all the more intriguing is its relationship with otherworldly bodies. Peridot deposits have been found in meteorites and comet dust, marking it as a truly cosmic material. In Hawaii, the famous Mahana beach is laden with granular peridot, giving the impression of vast expanses of green sand.